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Werth's game-ending RBI in 13th on Fri. 13th rare

Turns out Jayson Werth did something baseball fans see once every half-century or so.

According to the Nationals, Werth's bases-loaded single to lead Washington past Cincinnati 2-1 made him the first big leaguer since 1963 to deliver a game-ending RBI in the 13th inning on Friday the 13th.

The last time there was a 13-13 just like that, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 on Hall of Famer Willie Stargell's triple.

And who scored the winning run for Pittsburgh on that Friday the 13th after drawing a one-out walk in the 13th inning? Dick Schofield — who just so happens to be Werth's grandfather.